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1DESCRIBE THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH YOU WERE NURTURED OR SPENT THE MAJORITY OF YOUR EARLY DEVELOPMENT WITH RESPECT TO ITS DEMOGRAPHICS WHAT CORE VALUES DID YOU RECEIVE AND HOW WILL THESE TRANSLATE INTO THE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT YOU HOPE TO MAKE TO YOUR COMMUNITY AS A MEDICAL STUDENT AND TO YOUR CAREER IN MEDICINEWhen I was four years old my immediate family and I migrated to Brooklyn New York from Nigeria Growing up I remember my mom always saying that Brooklyn is not an easy place to raise children especially six at one time Reflecting back I can now understand why she said so The citys crime rate is high the streets are sometimes filthy and one has to become accustom to the loud traffic while sleeping Even with all of its flaws I have grown to love Brooklyn When I left to attend college in Buffalo I came to finally appreciate the aspects that made Brooklyn unique Brooklyn is ethnically diverse with immigrants from all over the world What I also value most about Brooklyn is the opportunities available for those who choose to take advantage of them For example during my senior year of high school I became a Sisters in Strength SIS Intern in the Girls for Gender Equity GGE non-profit organization Before the internship I had no strong feelings towards gender inequity because I did not understand it GGE is committed to the emotional psychological physical and economic empowerment of girls and women The goal of the SIS internship within GGE is to combat sexual harassment and sex-based violence in New York City public middle school through community organizing research and education Out of the 10 hours a week that I worked I spent a portion of that time being trained by the director counselors and affiliates that help run the organization Another portion of my time was spent attending events holding presentations surveying students who have had experience with sexual harassment
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